Alana Biffert


Alana Biffert

Calgary, AB, CANADA

ABOUT

Alana Biffert’s obsession for glass is mirrored by the depth of her skill set, materialized, through her passion for the trade. A European upbringing constructed the first decade of Biffert’s life in the glass culture of Malta, a small island in the Mediterranean Sea. Glass engulfed her childhood with a dream of becoming a glassblower. Meanwhile a wanting Canada stood waiting, in preparation to consume the second. After graduation, Biffert took home a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Glass from Alberta University of The Arts in 2008. Through volunteering locally she landed a life changing job as a Glass technician at Red Deer College. Opportunities blossomed and after working with a number of well-known local artists, Biffert spent the next few years in her pursuit on a professional level. With a multifaceted set of skills, Biffert focuses her energy on concept driven, large-scale installations. She has recently exhibited her work in a show in Edmonton, Alberta Canada at The Harcourt House. Drawing her inspiration from the leafy essence of the mountain forests, and the human condition, her works surround permanent impressions left, both physically and emotionally.

ARTIST TYPE

  • kilnforming
  • casting
  • glassblower
  • beadmaking
  • fusing/slumping

CONNECT

Business Name:
Whirl Class Glass
7515 7th Street Northwest
Calgary, AB T2K 1E7
http://www.whirlclassglass.com